Photo by Joseph Marzullo
Carey Purcell is a New-York based reporter, author and theater critic. She writes about entertainment, pop culture, politics and current events from a feminist perspective.
Carey’s work has been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Politico, The Guardian, The Nation, American Theatre Magazine, Dame Magazine and numerous other publications. Read more.
Published: Navigating Through the Darkness in The Seafarer
Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Irish Rep revives Conor McPherson’s Tony-nominated play The Seafarer, Conor McPherson’s tale of despair and redemption on a drunken Christmas Eve, is a decidedly male affair. In fact, according to Ciarán … Continue reading
Published: Angels in America Conquers Broadway Again
Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online Now in revival, Tony Kushner’s shattering diptych proves as relevant as it was in 1991. Angels in America is a confusing work in many ways. Ghosts haunt the living, characters encounter … Continue reading
Published: How Staying Free From Corporate Funding Helps R.Evolución Latina Work Around The World
Originally published on Forbes.com View this story online When asked about the future of R.Evolución Latina, founder and director Luis Salgado answered without hesitation: His plan for the organization he helped to create is for it to no longer need to … Continue reading
Blog Posts: An Apology
Regarding my piece for the Washington Post on interfaith relationships: I am truly sorry I offended so many. It was never my intention to disrespect the Jewish faith or anyone who engages in Jewish customs, traditions or religious beliefs, and my … Continue reading
Published: Get in, Losers: We’re Learning How the Mean Girls Musical Got Made
Originally published on Vanity Fair Hollywood View this story online “Bitches get shit done!” Coming from soft-spoken Nell Benjamin, this foul language is slightly surprising. But the sentiment—first declared by Tina Fey in 2008 on Saturday Night Live, subbing in the word “stuff”—is fitting. Benjamin, a … Continue reading
Published: A Perilous Flight From Afghanistan Skillfully Staged in Manhattan
Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online An aura of mystery surrounds Flight. It begins with the quiet, wood-paneled elevator inside the McKittrick Hotel that transports audience members to a room resembling a narrow train car. As they … Continue reading
Published: How Much Do You Know About Your Cleaning Lady?
Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Martyna Majok conjures an all-female immigrant community in queens — It’s fitting that Martyna Majok’s new play queens opens at Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater on March 5, 2018. The world-premiere drama explores … Continue reading
Published: ‘Let the Men Be as Bland as Possible’: An Interview With [Porto] Playwright Kate Benson
Originally published on The Village Voice View this story online The world is not suffering from a shortage of thinkpieces and essays about urban millennial women. Analyses of relationships dependent on technology, reports of professional advancement (or lack thereof) while … Continue reading